Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL) was formed on 3rd April 1992. It has two coalfields, Talcher & IB Valley in Orissa. Talcher Coalfield area is approximately 25 KMs from District Headquarter, Angul.
Talcher Coalfield was first discovered at Gopalprasad in the 1837. Lateron GSI surveyed and mapped in 1855. M/S East India Prospecting Syndicate in Talcher Town in 1920 Handidhua Colliary was opened by M/s Villiers Ltd in 1921. NCDC opened mines at South Belanda, Nandira & Jagannath in the year 1960,1962 and 1972 respectively. After formation of CIL all mines were in CCL then in SECL before formation of MCL in 1992. Production of coal raised from 0.91 M.T. in 1972-73 to 33.10 M.T. in 2001-02.
Talcher Coalfield Map
The coalfields at Talcher consist of 5 Coalfields :
1. Talcher Area 2. Jagannath Area 3. Kalinga Area 4. Lingraj Area 5. Hingula Area
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